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BDO USA CEO Wayne Berson
Wayne Berson
90 Ratings
  1. "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best atmosphere to grow your mind

    Cons

    Work Life Balance not available

    BDO USA2018-08-27
  2. "This is a hard place to work"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BDO USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Travel, Experience gained, Clients met, Knowledge gained, Training

    Cons

    Answering questions, Often overworked, To be rated well, you have to work excessively (60 hour workweeks consistently).

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    BDO USA2019-07-13
  3. "Great"

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      Current Employee - Audit Associate 

      I have been working at BDO USA

      Pros

      Great to work at this company

      Cons

      Long hours and work Saturday’s during busy season

      BDO USA2019-07-03
    • "It's not a bad starting point"

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      Current Employee - Experienced Audit Senior Associate 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at BDO USA full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      They try to build camaraderie between coworkers and I've met many wonderful people Definitely able to advance within the office Many industries available to be worked on, depending on the office you're in

      Cons

      Busy season hours can be a real drag Pay could be better High turnover is real and will have an effect on your workload High, reliable performers often end up having to work more than others and there doesn't seem to be a ton of recourse for slacking off

      Advice to Management

      Work better at retaining who you have. It's easier to keep what you have than keep having to retrain and restart with a bunch of newbies and castoffs from other firms. Increase pay a little. Don't boast to everybody about record bumps in revenue and then give people only a 4-6% bump when they get promoted. That's why everybody leaves for the greener grass of industry. It's actually greener and with less hours!

      BDO USA2019-06-27
    • "Assurance Associate"

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      Former Employee - Assurance Associate 

      I worked at BDO USA full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great experience to work on restaurants and manufacturing clients. The managers and below are good people.

      Cons

      High turnover upon upper management.

      BDO USA2019-07-11
    • "Great employer with quality employees. One of the best cultures in public accounting."

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      Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at BDO USA full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      They cultivate a work hard play hard mentality. Lots of social outings to help you get to know your coworkers. Solid on the job training. Management listens to feedback, but you have to give it.

      Cons

      Be ready for long hours typical of a large accounting firm.

      Advice to Management

      You've got a great culture. Please continue to hire accordingly.

      BDO USA2019-06-20
    • "Meh"

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      Former Employee - Tax Associate 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at BDO USA full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Benefits are fantastic, except 401k and they are extremely cheap. Many opportunities to move in the company.

      Cons

      Really depends on office, there was a switch in managing partners in my location and that flipped everything upside down. Not to mention my mentor was too busy to help me.

      Advice to Management

      Do whatever you want, you will anyway.

      BDO USA2019-06-25
    • "Coworkers are great, but upper management controls everything including decisions on your future without your input."

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      Current Employee - Experienced Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at BDO USA full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Quality staff, great middle management, emphasis on training and career growth in general.

      Cons

      Poor communication from upper management. Advisory group is underpaid compared to other large accounting firms.

      Advice to Management

      When you have good talent, don’t block every chance they have at progressing their career to a better level!

      BDO USA2019-06-25
    • "BDO is what you make of it."

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      Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at BDO USA full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Pros - good office culture - partner and manager mentors - flexibility - opportunities to work on more complex areas early on in career

      Cons

      Cons - compensation - office politics

      Advice to Management

      More in office trainings over complex areas to give more support to seniors. Promote more within the office, instead of bringing in new people for the positions.

      BDO USA2019-06-10
    • "Good place to start your career"

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      Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at BDO USA full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Nice place to start your career. People are friendly to work with. Upper management in the office is willing to listen to new ideas. Lots of interesting clients, public and private. Exposed to vast array of industries, not pigenholed into one area. Dual monitor screens are nice. Lots of free snacks and drinks. Compensation is decent.

      Cons

      Working hours, can be busy a lot. As a result turnover is sort of high (but I guess it's normal for the industry). Training is not the best compared to other firms. IT can be a hassle to deal with, and the computers are not that great. Benefits are sort of ok...I guess.

      Advice to Management

      Spared out the work more. Some people are getting overloaded to the point of burnout while others are cruising along working the minimum.

      BDO USA2019-06-07
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